Fail Better

Fail Better Author Anjali Sastry
ISBN-10 9781422193457
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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If you’re aiming to innovate, failure along the way is a given. But can you fail better? Whether you’re rolling out a new product from a city-view office or rolling up your sleeves to deliver a social service in the field, learning why and how to embrace failure can help you do better, faster. Smart leaders, entrepreneurs, and change agents design their innovation projects with a key idea in mind: ensure that every failure is maximally useful. In Fail Better, Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn show how to create the conditions, culture, and habits to systematically, ruthlessly, and quickly figure out what works, in three steps: 1. Launch every innovation project with the right groundwork 2. Build and refine ideas and products through iterative action 3. Identify and embed the learning Fail Better teaches you how to design your efforts to test the boundaries of your thinking, explore crucial interdependencies, and find the factors that can shift results from just acceptable to groundbreaking—or even world-changing. Practical instructions intertwined with compelling real-world examples show you how to: • Make predictions and map system relationships ahead of time so you can better assess results • Establish how much failure you can afford • Prioritize project activities for disconfirmation and iteration • Learn from every action step by collecting and examining the right data • Support efficient, productive habits to link action and reflection • Distill, share, and embed the lessons from every success and failure You may be a Fortune 500 manager, scrappy start-up innovator, social impact visionary, or simply leading your own small project. If you aim to break through without breaking the bank—or ruining your reputation—this book is for you.

Fail Better

Fail Better Author Mark Kingwell
ISBN-10 1771961538
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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A smart, accessible look into the philosophy of baseball, with a focus on its lessons for a life best lived.

Fail Fail Again Fail Better

Fail  Fail Again  Fail Better Author Pema Chödrön
ISBN-10 9781622035571
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sounds True
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When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she’d speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. “What do we do when life doesn’t go the way we hoped?” begins Pema “We say, ‘I’m a failure.” But what if failing wasn’t just “okay,” but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being? Through the insights of her own teachers and life journey, Pema Chödrön offers us her heartfelt advice on how to face the unknown—in ourselves and in the world—and how our missteps can open our eyes to see new possibilities and purpose. For Pema’s millions of readers, prospective graduates, or anyone at a life crossroads, this gem of clarity and reassurance is sure to find a welcome place in many a kitchen, office, and backpack.

Fail Better

Fail Better Author James R Ford
ISBN-10 9781304640291
Year 2014-02
Pages 94
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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"Playfully exploring the intimate relationships between physical media and everyday life: Ford's investigations into, and reflections on, existential nature and the use of conventional materials and modes of presentation reveal ... nuanced contradictions as well as a fascination with process and the filling-in of time. While mostly a creator of laboured drawings, well-considered objects and videos, Ford also provides us with scenarios that have us pondering over the mundane and/or acting out the absurd as he invites us to look deeper into his works and what is taking place around us."--Back cover.

Fail Better

Fail Better Author Stephen Brown
ISBN-10 0462099466
Year 2009-04
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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Stephen Brown identifies the 30 'worst' marketers of all time and shows that, although their marketing methods are contrary to received wisdom, they're brilliantly succesful all the same

Beckett on Web 2 0

Beckett on Web 2 0 Author Eike Rüdebusch
ISBN-10 9783640619689
Year 2010-05-11
Pages 17
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Speech Science / Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Siegen (Sprach-, Literatur- und Medienwissenschaften), course: Samuel Beckett – Playwright, Novelist and Writer for the TV-Screen, language: English, abstract: Samuel Beckett certainly was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His literature and drama changed the way people perceive arts and the tragic of human existence, further the way media displays them. Although Beckett was rigid regarding the realisation of his plays he was very open towards new media and techniques. He was up to date and wrote plays for the theatre, the radio and even for television. But he died before he could have used the possibilities the internet offers nowadays. Nevertheless, Beckett is omnipresent in today‟s internet. You just have to type his name into Google and you will find 1.470.000 hits referring to him.1 Especially his presence on Youtube, a video community on the internet, is astonishing. There people have found many ways to adapt one or several of Beckett‟s works the way they wanted to. One could raise the question if this was what Beckett wanted, if this could have been avoided or if this was part of a logical consequence of the technological progress and the developments the internet has gone through within the last decade. Having Paul Virilio‟s media theory in mind, the Aesthetics of Disappearance, in which he argues about the speed of information and the transformation of media, there is always a next step in terms of media, which in the end has led to the internet as it is today. Beckett always took that next step himself. Therefore, Beckett being part of the internet is the logical consequence of his work, of the way he used or was intrigued by different media, of the way he brought art to the latest medium – or is it not? Throughout this paper I will argue that Beckett‟s work Play needed to be placed on the internet. I will try to prove that Play can make use of its full potential only within Web 2.0. I will start by reconstructing the media-history Play has gone through, from text to stage, from radio to television play. By doing that, I will point out that Beckett has always included another medium‟s potentials and techniques when adapting Play. Then, I will continue with Play on Web 2.0. I will describe what Web 2.0 actually means and where it came from, in order to later analyse Play on the internet, theoretically and aesthetically to finally conclude if Play really is best adapted on the internet.

Fail Better

Fail Better Author Haydar Sinan Hosadam
ISBN-10 OCLC:861617188
Year 2012
Pages 956
Language en
Publisher
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Two opposing visions dominate the manifold ways in which totality has been conceived throughout the history: the expressive notion of totality and the generic notion of totality. This thesis argues that these conceptions should be understood as determinate negations of each other. It pays particular attention to the emergence of a narrative concept of totality in the transformation of subjectless, goalless and formless flux of history into a frame depicted by the mediated-expressive totality. It claims that it is this narration that allows the emergence and subjects in history. To make this argument, it juxtaposes two periods of the work of G. Lukacs as examples of these different visions of totality. It further discusses the introduction of the concept of finitude to 20th century political philosophy by Heidegger and evaluates its consequences that establish a framework where the access to the whole is considered to be impossible and the attempt to do so politically dangerous. The discussion of Heidegger is followed by a discussion of Althusser around whose work the impasses of the rejection of a dialectically conceived notion of totality is analyzed. The argument culminates around the work of Badiou which provides the context in which questions that were left with Lukacs can be asked again: questions about the political subject: political party: the state: questions about the relation between the standpoint of totality and emancipatory politics.

To Be a Machine

To Be a Machine Author Mark O'Connell
ISBN-10 9780385540421
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Doubleday
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An eye-opening journey into a world of visionaries, billionaires, and eccentrics harnessing technology for nothing less than the salvation of mankind Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies—our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans—in the hopes that, through technology, we can become something better than ourselves. It has found support among Silicon Valley billionaires and some of the world’s biggest businesses. In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O'Connell explores the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries that present themselves when you of think of your body as a device. He visits the world's foremost cryonics facility to witness how some have chosen to forestall death. He discovers an underground collective of biohackers, implanting electronics under their skin to enhance their senses. He meets a team of scientists urgently investigating how to protect mankind from artificial superintelligence. Where is our obsession with technology leading us? What does the rise of AI mean not just for our offices and homes, but for our humanity? Could the technologies we create to help us eventually bring us to harm? Addressing these questions, O'Connell presents a profound, provocative, often laugh-out-loud-funny look at an influential movement. In investigating what it means to be a machine, he offers a surprising meditation on what it means to be human.

Fail Up

Fail Up Author Tavis Smiley
ISBN-10 9781401933920
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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The author offers anecdotes and experiences with failure in his own life to help readers reconsider how they view past mistakes and to use past failures to overcome hardship and succeed later in life.

Baseball Life Advice

Baseball Life Advice Author Stacey May Fowles
ISBN-10 9780771038716
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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In this passionate ode to baseball, Toronto Blue Jays' fan Stacey May Fowles offers her personal perspective on the game she loves.

Red Sun Magazine Issue 3

Red Sun Magazine Issue 3 Author Aeryn Rudel
ISBN-10 9781365821714
Year 2017-03-14
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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Interview with Failbetter Games, creators of Fallen London and Sunless Sea. Fiction by Michael Nethercott, Jason Duke, Aeryn Rudel, and more. Cover illustrated by Mitchell Malloy.

In Defense of Lost Causes

In Defense of Lost Causes Author Slavoj Žižek
ISBN-10 9781844674299
Year 2009-10-19
Pages 530
Language en
Publisher Verso
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A high-energy philosophical manifesto on the concept and virtues of universal values addresses such topics as Heidegger's engagement with the Third Reich, the role of class struggles in global capitalism, and the legacy of Christianity against New Age spiritualism. Original.

Failed It

Failed It Author
ISBN-10 0714871192
Year 2016-05-16
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Phaidon Press
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A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes. Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process. Failed it! celebrates the power of mistakes and shows how they can enrich the creative process. This is part photobook and part guide to loosening up and making mistakes to take the fear out of failure and encourage experimentation. It showcases the best and most hilarious examples of imperfection and failure across a broad range of creative forms, including art, design, photography, architecture and product design, to inspire and encourage creatives to embrace and celebrate their mistakes. We live in an era when everyone is striving for perfection and we have become afraid of failure, which limits our potential. Mistakes help us find new ways of thinking and innovative solutions, and failures can change our perceptions and open up new ways of looking things. This book transforms mistakes from something to be embarrassed about into a cause for celebration. It includes over 150 visual examples drawn from Kessels personal collection of artworks and found photographs, along with tips, quotes, anecdotes and wisdom for celebrating with failure. To quote Kessels: 'the ubiquity of Apple + Z, means that we can literally undo any mistake before it has had time to breathe, be considered and — perhaps — evolve into something else: a fascinating, strange, provocative or even original piece of work. This book asks readers to embrace their fuck-ups, learn from them and celebrate their tawdry glory'.